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Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm EDT
"i have a dream" speech, thousands gathered in washington, d.c. again. former presidents, celebrities and every day americans were there. >> near two weeks, firefighters are till fighting that fire out in california. we'll have the latest news coming up at 11:00 here on aljazeera. ♪ theme ♪ theme >> as the u.s. may be drawing closinger to intervention in syria polls vin to show a large majority of americans oppose military action. how can the u.s. build an international coalition when its leaders can't build one here at home? also, twitter, google and "the new york times" websites suffer cyber attacks. a group connected to the syrian government is the likely culprit. how vulnerable is america's cyber infra structure to another attack. >> the women who worked side by side with the men during the civil movement the were given their proper due. >> we begin with syria, and how an attack that seemed eminent may be less so now. president obama it is he hasn't yet decided to take action. while britain, france and turkey are open to military intervention, the u.n. and arab league are far
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
, the reverend martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous i have a dream speech. washington will be honoring that speech with one of his own. thousands are expected to attend the event which started with a march through washington at 9:00 this morning. and the anniversary will be marked by bells which will be bringing around the world at 3:00 eastern time. our special coverage from the lincoln memorial begins at 2:00 eastern time, so please stay with us. >>> the united states is now sending a special envoy to north korea. in april a north careen court sentenced kenneth bay to 15 years of hard labor on charges of subversion. as always more news right after the break on al jazeera. ♪ this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. what happens when social media uncovers unheard and fascinating news
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00am EDT
sickened so far. >>> the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the march on washington wednesday. in 1963, dr. martin luther king, jr. led a march to the lincoln memorial calling for civic rights for all americans. thank you so much for joining us. i am morgan radford. >> consider this. how did a man who trained to be an opthalmologist in england turn into a tyrant? you heard you are what you eat what time does eating ever nor commonly genetically modified foods make us? do they pose real dangers, or are concerns overblown? a county clerk takes what he says is the current law into his own hands and joins the hands of those who want a marriage certificate regardless of their sexual preference? should one man be able to change the same-sex section marriage debate? good evening. welcome to "consider this." we begin with syria. as the obama administration weighs its options to intervene in syria's civil war after last week's chemical weapons attack, the white house repeated calls. g102 2 >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it. >> s
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
place south korea. so how do we reform our schools? joining us to discuss this from washington, d.c. is amanda ripley, author of the book the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. amanda thank you for joings us. >> thanks for having me. >> they pretty much faced a pretty serious shock when they got there why are those systems so different than ours? >> you know finland is considered the utopia of education now where kids are getting an outstanding results in math science, where koreans work night and day, these are two different places and somehow they have gotten to the top of the world in education. >> south korea is different, because when you think of the difference between the u.s. and theirs, 60 years ago most south koreans were illiterate. the country now has a 93% high school graduation rate which is much better than the 77% we have here in the u.s. what changes were made there that were so dramatic, to make things so different? >> this is one of the most hopeful things about this subject. the smartest countries in the world right now were not always so smart
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 1:00am EDT
also washington post and as you said, a lot of social media and other important media in the western world -- >> it's getting worse. the problem is that they are not even that sophisticated, i mean, in fact, we saw how -- we know that some of them are what we call -- they do not launch complex attacks, but those attacks are out there launching and working. that's my big concern now. >> we've heard for years that cyber attacks could take out power grids, financial markets, banks and officials have done drills and simulated attacks. we're going to show you one called cyber shock wave, produced by the bipartisan policy center, including a whole officials. >> the country's internet system is now slowing down to a virtual crawl. communications with financial trading houses are almost at a stand still. >> it is an active war. you turn off everybody's cell phone, you don't allow them to bank, work, communicate be this is an attack on the united states. it may not be a bomb, but it's much more significant than a bomb going off. >> scary simulation there. what systems are in place. what's the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm EDT
patty is in washington, d.c. i thank you both for joining us tonight. patty let's start with you. 70% of food on supermarket shelves have some sort of gmo in them. given it is so common, why is there a reason to be concerned? >> we think this food is different. the crops are different, and just because it is in a large number of products, it is a manageable number of crops, and we could label them. we have a got of genetically modified corn, soy, sugar beats things like that, and people don't realize they are eating them. these crops are different. these companies that make them patent them and charge farmers more to grow the seeds, so then it's different enough that consumers have the right to know that they are in the product they are buying. >> if the industry isn't concerned about dangers, why are they resisting the labeling of what is in the products? >> yeah, there's a lot of issues in play here. i do want touchdown score that every major international science organization in the united states, in europe, australia, china, france, germany, brazil, everywhere, has some up wi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
. and its allies for threatening its ally. >> translator: washington, london, and paris, official stated that they have irrefutable proof that it was the syrian's government fault, but they can't prove it yet. >> he said that the intimidation campaign has already begun like the events in iraq ten years ago, and in libya more recently began the same way. we're back now and joined by richard minster. i want to start with you. you have been saying for a while we have to get russia and iran out of syria for anything to work. but syria is really their only ally, how do we get rid of them. >> is there are more than 60,000 russian soldiers on the ground in various capacities advising the assad regime. this is russia's last significant arab ally. and there's no way they would give up that key toehold. and it's the reason why the gulf arabs and the saudis are having a grow ing controversy. and of course iran working towards an atomic weapon. if you do not do something about iran's strong influence, and russia's influence in syria, the question really is, is -- does russia and iran maintain
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm EDT
of film credit it gave. in washington, d.c. from 2007 to 2009 they lost $0.77 for every $1 spent on tax credits. in massachusetts, only one local job was created for every $128,575 spent in film credits. >> well, the movie constitution. >> they offer the tax incentives and try it. >> the movie studios are there to throw the money around to say to the local politicians give us money, and maybe we'll bring some of our productions out here. and you know, we also should remember this is-- >> well, we apparently lost bill wyman. do you want to elaborate that? >> louisiana got hot when they were in trouble financially. michigan is the recent hot place, and they're in trouble financially. it's the magic of the movies. the idea that it's the movies is exciting. the idea that they can build another industry out of whole cloth is exciting. the idea that big productions pe coming is exciting. financially it's not a great deal for them. canada is fortunate that they've built an industry. >> it is a good deal for the movie companies, so l.a. will have to figure out some way to hold onto them. >>
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm EDT
of maryland he joins us from our washington, d.c. studio. thank you for being with us. i want to start with you, with enyo uh look at what constitutes a living wage, where you live, you probably are not getting very far on your salary you have three kids in oakland texas minimum wage is $8 an hour, and the living wage for a full time worker is supposed to be $11.51. that is just for one person, not for a family of four. how do you and your coworkers manage. >> that's a good question. we basically the majority of us workers in these industries we depend on public assistance to make up the difference. where these companies are basically just stealing from us. i and myself depend on food statutes just to be able to feed myself and my chin. and it comes down to the point where one of my workers in new york fellow workers just explained in that newscast, that she has to determine who she is going to feed, he is or her child. and that's sad we have to make the decision to where we have to feed our child, before we can feed ourselves, and we are the actual individual that is going in he
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 10:00am EDT
place in washington and other cities. syria's president, bashar al-assad said his country will defend itself in the face of any aggression. footage of military weapons and shouldersl soldiers performing drills of patriotic music. assad's regime blamed the august 21st chemical attack on rebels. the syrian government dismissed u.s. intelligence on the use of chemical weapons. a shift in winds has carried smoke into several towns in yosemite national park. the winds into the san joaquin valley. regional authorities have issued a health control warning for residents in six counties while the fire is roughly 35% contained. affects of the 333 square mile blaze will be felt throughout the weekend. check out al jazeera.com. stay tuned for "consider this." more fuel to those who want to attack the country. but consider this: who will get helped and who will get hurt if america intervenes? also, more than a million syrian children, most under 11 are now refugees. the major humanitarian crisis and what's next for a generation of kids left homeless by war. plus, california losing big money off of
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
washington post, the responsible broadcast journalists these were folks who have in their head as tremendous amount of sensitive information, which they never divulge, because they think it would be inappropriate to do so. now we are redefining journalism, in ways that basically include anyone who has access to a laptop computer, the rules have completely changed and it seems to me that the safeguards need to change along with them. >> the president acknowledged health that there is a danger of a chilling effect. the policies that his own departments have created. >> precisely what he wants. >> but in your opinion. (footballnames.ecl)
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